This week is my 26th wedding anniversary and I am sharing the recipe for my wedding cake. I meant to make this last year for the big 25th, but life, as often happens, had other plans. So, here I am on a not-as-special-but-just-as-wonderful anniversary with a family story and recipe. Continue reading
It’s time for the monthly Improv Cooking Challenge! This month our theme was “Ebony and Ivory.” Bloggers all over the world were cursed with Paul McCartney’s voice singing in their brains while they mixed and stirred and baked. Continue reading
I am doing the happy dance this month because it’s Blueberry Season here in Florida! There is always something wonderful in season in this sunny paradise, but I have to admit to being partial to berries, especially BLUEberries. I could eat them morning, noon and night and when they are in season, I actually do. Starting with muffins or pancakes, moving on to salads or wraps and ending with desserts, I manage to sneak a lot of blueberries into our diet. I love Fresh From Florida produce!
This Spaghetti Western is true convenience food. And yet, you can make it all with real food, too. Homemade tortillas, homemade spaghetti sauce, homemade meatballs; this dish can take you hours to make, or you can whip it up in mere minutes. It all depends on your food philosophy or your schedule. You could even adapt it to be gluten free. Continue reading
Do you add dill to your chicken soup? I first saw it done when I was researching Chicken Noodle Soup as a Jewish grandmother’s cure for illness. So many of those recipes had dill that I had to try it. Now, it’s a required ingredient in my kitchen. Boy! Does it ever ramp up the flavor of what might be considered a “ho-hum” soup. Continue reading
Years ago, I wrote my first sponsored post. The gig was to come up with nine, yes NINE recipes for a well known company. It was back in the day when my photos were still marginally awful bordering on grotesque. In the last year, I have been culling those photos and even some of the posts. This is a rewrite of one of those nine recipes. Basically everything has changed, including the ingredients (except the chicken and French bread). This version is MUCH better and surprisingly, there is a gluten free option. Continue reading
This is another of my grandmother’s recipes. Some of you might remember that she was the head baker for a school district in the 1970s. She got up early every school day and baked treats for all of the schools in town. Boy! Those were the days! There is nothing this yummy on any of my kids’ lunch menus. It’s no wonder my daughter prefers to take her lunch! Continue reading
The first year I lived in Florida, I was shocked at seeing fresh strawberries in February. Now, a few years later, I am totally spoiled and look forward to enjoying them while the rest of the country is blanketed in snow. There is a world famous Florida Strawberry festival held at the end of February/beginning of March. I really appreciate the amazing growing season in our state. Eating Fresh From Florida produce is an added bonus to being close to the beach and having mild winters. Continue reading
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It’s another crazy day in my house. The alarms start going off at 5:20am when my two high schoolers drag themselves out of bed and head toward wakefulness. By 5:50 they are out the door. My goal is to make sure they eat a good breakfast, but 20% of the time, they are unable to roust themselves enough to spare a minute for a meal. Those are the days that a quick, delicious on-the-go breakfast isn’t just nice, it’s downright necessary. Continue reading
Welcome to Day #5 of Appetizer Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. Whether you are a Broncos fan or a Seahawks fan , we wanted to make sure you had plenty of ideas for your game day spread. Each day we will be dishing up a different set of appetizers. We hope you enjoy this fabulous group of recipes. Tune in each day starting with Monday, January 20 and ending on Saturday, January 25.
Have you ever taken a moment to look at the Latin food section of your grocery store? There are so many fun things to find there. Goya Foods is a Latin food brand that, as far as I can tell in all of my moves around the country, is a national brand found everywhere. Their product line is very extensive. Some of their foods are even in the freezer section!
This is the last cookie recipe of the year. Spritz have long been favorites, though I remember my mom swearing under her breath as she used her old fashioned copper and silver cookie press, trying to get pink and green wreaths and Christmas trees to come out onto the pan in a recognizable fashion. Continue reading
It’s Improv Challenge time once again. This month, the theme is Lime and White Chocolate. With Christmas just a week away, I am betting a lot of the recipes are going to be sweet treats and I cannot wait to see them! Continue reading